Geothermal Energy Prospects In South Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Journal Article: Geothermal Energy Prospects In South Sulawesi, Indonesia

The Indonesian archipelago is one of the most volcanic areas of the world. Its geothermal potentials are certainly large and genetically linked to volcanism. However, until recent progress in the field of exploration, development and utilization of natural steam for electric power had not been made in Indonesia. By using topographic maps, field observations and existing literature, this paper presents a preliminary appraisal of the geothermal potentials in South Sulawesi and their geological conditions, hotsprings, locations, structural controls, classification and prospects. These prospective zones are characterized by the presence of thermal springs, hydrothermally altered rocks, fault structures and favorable stratigraphic sections. For the first stage it is expected that nearly 250 MW can be generated from 9 geothermal fields. According to the State Electric Enterprise nearly 36.5 MW are needed in the near future in South Sulawesi; this is equivalent to the potential of the Masepe or Sulili geothermal source of the region.

V. T. Radja

Published Journal 
Geothermics, 1970



V. T. Radja. 1970. Geothermal Energy Prospects In South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Geothermics. (!) .